Thursday, May 25, 2017
ADV---Turaton

Making lasting memories

Nicholise Garner May 17, 2017
TURATON’S PERFORMANCE OF CAMELOT IN 1991… Shepparton Civic Centre, October 1991. From left, Turaton Music Company performers, Jim Murphy, Michelle Reynolds, Simon Phillips and John Hyde. Photo: Supplied.

TURATON’S PERFORMANCE OF CAMELOT IN 1991… Shepparton Civic Centre, October 1991. From left, Turaton Music Company performers, Jim Murphy, Michelle Reynolds, Simon Phillips and John Hyde. Photo: Supplied.

TURATON Music Company is a not for profit theatrical group. The company comprises of members from diverse backgrounds, drawn together by a love of singing and theatre. Headed by a committee of up to 12 members, each year Turaton Music Company puts on shows for the enjoyment and benefit of local communities. Behind the scenes, members have plenty of fun as well.

‘The Shed’ has been the home of Turaton’ since 1975 and it has seen the construction of sets for dozens of shows. Memories of those shows are still seen as the company rehearses for upcoming concerts.

According to Turaton Music Company choir member, Jeff Baker, “During set-construction for one of Turaton Music Company’s lavish productions, one keen worker, who was known to be a bit accident-prone, decided to mix up a four-litre can of paint with an electric stirrer. Hanging on racks not far away were the magnificent costumes recently hired from J. C. Williamson’s for the coming show, when Mr ‘Accident Prone,’ lifted the whizzing mixer out of the can, paint flew in all directions putting all the recently acquired costumes in peril. By the most fortunate of chances, Mr AP’s ample body shielded most of the costumes from harm and it was he and the rest of ‘The Shed’ that copped most of the repaint.”

This year, Turaton will perform “Music Café – What’s on the Menu” in Rochester, Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm, Murchison, Sunday, May 21 at 2pm, Dookie, Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm, Tatura, Sunday, May 28 at 2pm and Shepparton, Saturday, June 3 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 4 at 2pm. For more information, visit www.turaton.org.au